Articles about machine learning

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Network monitoring is hard... If only there was some kind of machine that could learn to do it

Comment It's difficult not to wish for the "good old days" when workloads stayed put, packets behaved, and firewalls just did basic port-level filtering. Admins knew where they stood. The cloud has changed that. Workloads and the resources they run have become malleable, virtual machines can be shunted from place to place, traffic …
Danny Bradbury, 22 Aug 2018
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Early bird tickets for our AI and ML Conference end tonight!

Our early bird ticket offer for Minds Mastering Machines expires this evening, so act now if you want to enjoy three days of conference and workshops showing how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence. Our independent programme committee has lined up two superb keynote speakers, 36 …
Joe Fay, 17 Aug 2018
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Pyspark, TensorFlow, Python: What's in your machine learning toolbox?

Events We’ve got four workshops running on October 17, covering different technologies and approaches to getting machine learning to work for your organisation. And places for all of them are filling fast. Oliver Zeigermann returns to take you through the basics of machine learning, before diving into neural networks and deep …
Team Register, 16 Aug 2018

Now boffins are teaching AI to dial up chemo doses for brain cancer

Machine-learning software has been trained to suggest the frequency and dosage of chemotherapy for patients suffering from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. We know what you’re thinking: this sounds like a horrifically bad idea. It gets worse when you find out that the model was trained using reinforcement …
Katyanna Quach, 13 Aug 2018
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Clap, damn you, clap! Samsung's Bixby 2.0 AI reveal is met with apathy

Comment When Samsung's veep of artificial intelligence strategy, the enigmatic Ji Soo Yi, demonstrated Bixby 2.0 at the chaebol's Galaxy event yesterday, he had to prompt the audience for applause. "You can clap," he urged the attendees after stunned silence met another new feature. This earned instant derision on Twitter, but let's …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Aug 2018

Reckon you deserve a Wikipedia entry? Try getting this bot's notice

Boffin-loving bots are penning potential new Wikipedia pages to recognize the work of notable scientists who are missing from the online encyclopedia. Any human with an internet connection can submit new Wikipedia entries, or edit existing ones. Heck, even AI software can tweak and update the encyclopedia's pages – they even …

You've heard of Michael 'Air' Jordan – well, get ready for 'AI-R' Jordan

Skynet is getting closer. Ish. Artificially intelligent software has now picked up a devastating new skill after observing humans. It can now, er, dribble a basketball. Boomshakalaka! A pair of brainiacs – Jessica Hodgins at Carnegie Mellon University in the US and Libin Liu at DeepMotion, a Silicon Valley startup creating …

Oi, clickbait cop bot, jam this in your neural net: Hot new AI threatens to DESTROY web journos

Artificial intelligent software has been trained to detect and flag up clickbait headlines. And here at El Reg we say thank God Larry Wall for that. What the internet needs right now is software to highlight and expunge dodgy article titles about space alien immigrants, faked moon landings, and the like. Machine-learning …
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Missed out on MCubed early bird tickets? Here's good news…

We’ve extended our early bird ticket offer for MCubed, so whether you’ve just come back from hols or are about to get off, you can still save big on our AI and machine learning extravaganza. So, if you want to get to grip with the key theories and tools behind machine learning and AI, see how your peers have put them into …
Team Register, 3 Aug 2018

Boffins build a NAZI AI – wait, let's check that... OK, it's a grammar nazi

Pedants, imagine how much more relaxed your life would be if artificial intelligence automatically corrected grammar mistake's in online forum and social network posts. Never again would you explode with frustration and anger over misplaced apostrophe's, commas full stop's and exclamation! marks! The faults could be fixed up …
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Last chance to grab MCubed early bird tickets

Events Our early bird ticket offer for Minds Mastering Machines expires this evening, so act now if you want to enjoy three days of conference and workshops highlighting how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence. With two superb keynote speakers, 36 conference sessions, and four optional deep …
Team Register, 31 Jul 2018
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IBM Watson dishes out 'dodgy cancer advice', Google Translate isn't better than humans yet, and other AI tidbits

Roundup Hello, here's a short roundup of this week's news and announcements in AI, including worrying news for cancer sufferers, good news for human linguists and some new job opportunities. IBM Watson cancer fail: IBM Watson has made several “unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations” to cancer doctors using the technology, …
Katyanna Quach, 28 Jul 2018
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Smart Grids, robofish and chaos... get on top of machine learning and AI

Events If you’re wondering how your organisation can cut through the hype and actually benefit from AI and machine learning, you should join us at MCubed in London this October. And by grabbing one of our earlybird tickets before they expire next week, you’ll be boosting your bottom line as well as your brain. Our conference …
Team Register, 27 Jul 2018

Google Translate spews doomsday messages, Facebook snatches boffins, and more in AI

Roundup Hello, welcome to this week's roundup in AI. The machines have been sending us spooky messages on Google Translate, Facebook is hiring more academics to start new labs and some prat decided to step on a self-driving car in California. AI sends us secret apocalyptic messages: What’s that Google? Jesus is going to return when …
Katyanna Quach, 21 Jul 2018
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Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks

NSFW Artificially intelligent software is used more and more to automatically detect and ban nude images on social networks and similar sites. However, today's algorithms and models aren't perfect at clocking racy snaps, and a lot of content moderation still falls to humans. Enter an alternative solution: use AI to magically draw …
Katyanna Quach, 20 Jul 2018

Elon Musk, his arch nemesis DeepMind swear off AI weapons

Hundreds of organisations and thousands of techies, including Elon Musk, Demis Hassabis from Google's DeepMind, and the head of the Chocolate Factory's AI lab Jeff Dean have promised never to support the development of autonomous weapons. The pledge was organised by the Future of Life Institute, an outreach geroup focused on …
Katyanna Quach, 19 Jul 2018
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Techie sues ex-bosses, claims their AI avatar tech was faked – and he was allegedly beaten up after crying foul

An engineer is suing Pinscreen, a startup that supposedly uses AI to generate cartoon avatars of people, claiming he was illegally fired and assaulted after confronting the CEO about its allegedly faked technology. In a court document filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, in the US, Iman Sadeghi, accused his former …
Katyanna Quach, 18 Jul 2018

AI can untangle the jumble of neurons packed in brain scans

Video AI can help neurologists automatically map the connections between different neurons in brain scans, a tedious task that can take hundreds and thousands of hours. In a paper published in Nature Methods, AI researchers from Google collaborated with scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology to inspect the brain of …
Katyanna Quach, 18 Jul 2018

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